Readers should not try to follow instructions directly from the Handbook:Parts namespace (which is THIS page!). The sections displayed below are used as a skeleton for transcluding information into the computer architecture specific handbooks and are therefore lacking critical information.
Please visit the Handbook list to read instructions for a relevant computer architecture.
Optional: Using systemd as the init system
The remainder of the Gentoo handbook will provide systemd steps alongside OpenRC (the traditional Gentoo init system) where separate steps or recommendations are necessary. System administrators should also consult the systemd article for more details on managing systemd as the system and service manager.